Conventional Fix Brace

From: £3,000.00

From: £3,000.00

Traditional metal braces are the most common orthodontic treatment used. You may consider traditional braces if your teeth are particularly overcrowded or misaligned to the point where it is affecting your speech or oral hygiene. Although there are simpler treatments on offer, it’s likely those treatments won’t offer the same level of precision as conventional braces.

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What are conventionally fitted braces?

With the recent advancements in dental technology, conventional braces are far more streamlined and comfortable than they used to be. This is important because conventionally fixed braces offer a precision that cannot be matched with other types of orthodontic treatments. Traditional braces are particularly useful when faced with patients whose teeth are severely crooked or overcrowded. In these circumstances, a patient’s dental hygiene, speech, and comfort can be hindered, and traditional braces are often the most effective treatment for this.

The standard for traditional brace treatments is to have metal brackets fixed to the tooth surface and connect with a metal wire. They then require gradual tightening over time which allows the teeth enough pressure to realign into the position your dentist or orthodontist previous planned. Although this may take more time than other alternatives, it also allows an orthodontist to fine-tune the brace in smaller or larger increments, and this gives the advantage of making the treatment more precise. Being a permanent fixture in the mouth can also be an added advantage or disadvantage depending on the patient’s preference.

What is the treatment like?

Traditional braces may take a while to fit and get used it. Your dentist or orthodontist will go through all of this information, as well a taking x-rays, in an initial appointment. They make sure you are fully comfortable with the process before continuing.

One the fitting day, the procedure will be planned in advance for your specific requirements, but it should following similar steps for most patients having the same treatment. To begin with, your teeth will be deeply cleaned and dried to make sure that no bacteria resides after the braces have been fitted.

The bonding agent will need to be prepared and administered onto the surface of each tooth. Once the brackets themselves have been places and cured, the archwire will be connected through each bracket and secured down with elastic bands. The process can take upwards of 1-2 hours depending on what is required.

Will it hurt?

Getting traditional braces will not cause you any pain, but you will be in a small amount of discomfort for about a week after the treatment. This is because the pressure will slowly loosen your teeth and enable them to move in your mouth. The aches from this can take a while to subside.

With the recent advancements in dental technology, conventional braces are far more streamlined and comfortable than they used to be. This is important because conventionally fixed braces offer a precision that cannot be matched with other types of orthodontic treatments. Traditional braces are particularly useful when faced with patients whose teeth are severely crooked or overcrowded. In these circumstances, a patient’s dental hygiene, speech, and comfort can be hindered, and traditional braces are often the most effective treatment for this.

The standard for traditional brace treatments is to have metal brackets fixed to the tooth surface and connect with a metal wire. They then require gradual tightening over time which allows the teeth enough pressure to realign into the position your dentist or othodontist previous planned. Although this may take more time than other alternatives, it also allows an orthodontist to fine-tune the brace in smaller or larger increments, and this gives the advantage of making the treatment more precise. Being a permanent fixture in the mouth can also be an added advantage or disadvantage depending on the patient’s preference.